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McLain Companies Now Hiring for Construction Superintendent

Construction Superintendent Job Description

McLain Companies is looking for a high-achiever for our Construction Superintendent position in Lake Charles, LA. The superintendent will manage all functions of the job site as it relates to home construction. The Construction Superintendent will also be responsible for managing construction of multiple homes from dirt through closing while maximizing profits and maintaining excellence.


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Reports To: Construction Manager/Operations Manager


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plan and direct construction activities of the Assistant Superintendents, Labors, and other staff as assigned.
  • Responsible for construction and presentation of the homes in a timely manner.
  • Schedule all involved contractors on-site as well as off-site for each phase of development and construction.   Complete each home site on schedule from planning through occupancy, ensuring that all contract obligations are satisfied.  Approves work being performed by subcontractors and handles any issues that may arise.
  • Confirm all approved plans to verify home site is built per plan and specifications.  Ensure that the selected options and upgrades are implemented during construction and for homeowner walk-through.
  • Maintain a safe work site by implementing good housekeeping regulations and safety requirements, enforcing safe work habits and observing OSHA and any state-level agencies’ regulations.
  • Be aware of ever-changing applicable building codes and OSHA requirements.
  • Achieve the highest quality work and homeowner satisfaction through effective management of resources and the construction process.
  • Monitor subdivision cleanliness and hold the subcontractors responsible for daily clean-up.
  • Conduct detailed inspections after each trade has completed its tasks and before any work is authorized for payment.
  • Establish and maintain contact with appropriate city officials and inspectors as needed and verify that the city final is complete and passed by the city inspector.
  • Walk each completed home before homeowner walk-through to make sure it is complete, clean and meets standards.
  • Perform checklists and reports that aid in controlling aspects of the construction process under his or her responsibility.
  • Prepare punch-list audit for each home and ensure that all punch-list items have been completed prior to homeowner orientations/occupancy. 
  • Manage project close-out and final documentation.
  • Total involvement with training, communication and development of Assistant Superintendents and any field personnel as assigned. 


Supervisory Responsibilities

May directly supervise 1 or more employees in the Construction Department and/or a various number of subcontractors in the field.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- Efficient in basic computer skills such as Microsoft Office, emailing, smartphones, and Buildertrend scheduling, or the ability to learn Buildertrend software.

- The ability to learn new software and programs.

- Must have a vehicle, a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel;  reach with hands and arms;  climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The job description set forth above inadvertently may not include all the essential functions of the job, or as time goes on, the essential functions may change after the description was written.  The employee is encouraged to ask questions of the supervisor or human resource department regarding this job description and its application.  Management retains the right to add to, modify, delete and/or in any and all respects change the duties, tasks, and responsibilities of the position at any time.


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McLain Homes, LLC
803 E Broussard Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

(337) 456-4690
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